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Hi typophiles! I am doing a massive history paper on typography during the 19th century. There was a lot of innovation in the typographic in this period due to the new demand and ability of the industrial revolution, including the creation of the first slab serif and sans serif fonts.
Anyway, I have mostly been using textbooks for my research, but I have been unable to find primary sources. The only "primary sources" I can find are books of fonts released by type foundries during the era. I am not finding anything that I can really quote and include in my essay like I typical would in a history report. I could really use some help with this primary source dilemma. Please let me know if you have any ideas of types of things that I could use as primary sources or if you know of anything in particular. (I did find this great website called typeheritage.com, but the website mysteriously went down last night and now I feel stranded without sources...)